There is no doubt that 2020 has been difficult for the Australian wedding industry. Before there was even COVID-19, there were the bushfires, which devastated so much of our beautiful country. Today, like a phoenix rising, and dreams of “healing, new beginnings, growth and love!” from an incredible dream team, we’re going to celebrate the rebirth of one of the beautiful, yet affected regions – the NSW South Coast.

Dreamt up by photographer Lea & Lens (who worked on capturing this one alongside GCC Visuals, scroll on for the film) at a venue which was completely decimated by the bush fires and completely reborn (The Barn On The Ridge) this team of South Coast wedding artisans wanted to showcase the beauty of how this country area is bouncing back. And this one? It has plenty of country Australia charm.

“The style of our shoot was to tell an intimate love story, filled with romance, laughter and all the moments that make a relationship beautiful” explains photographer Leanne. “We wanted an intimate and relaxed style, being comfortable on your day and remembering what matters most.”

Our much in love model couple,(the groom dressed by Saunders Mensland and the bride wearing Pearl Button Bridal, her makeup styled by Alyce Apps Makeup and her hair by Absolute Hair by Tia) weaving their way from a beautifully set reception set in the 100-year-old barn.

Style Studio Event Hire styling a look of black linens (from Eljay Goods) paired with rich, earthy tones. Ulladulla Florist and Moruya Florist creating stunning floral arrangements, that featured both inside and out of rich peach and white roses, classically sitting alongside earthy dried foliage and grasses.  Amber Made Studio creating implementing menus and paper pieces that gave a nod to the beauty of the Aussie bush.

The feast, an integral part of this one, thanks to The Squatters Daughter creating a beautiful grazing board. Kombi Keg South Coast on drinks.

Outside, Ebony Millard conducted a ceremony under a modern, yet just a little rustic (and of course, flower-adorned) arch.  The newlyweds wandering through the countryside (and meeting the onsite horses, who wander in for a drink every day at 5 pm) as that beautiful Australian sun drifted below the horizon.

Leanne shares “Our inspiration was using all South Coast Businesses to show we can all grow, adapt and embrace the new beginnings on the south coast. New beginnings in life too, choosing that one person you love and want to spend your life with.”

2021 is going to be the year of new beginnings, and these guys? They’re showing us how it’s done!